Write me a batch file please?


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Gene E. Bloch

You are so right. My thoughts, exactly. ;-)

This time, though, we just may have an exception to the rule.
It couldn't be. It would shatter my faith in humanity.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I was only half-joking about the toolbar.

I downloaded the program, and it was about 6MB in size. Which
seems a bit too big for a function that simple. With all the
graphical goodness, maybe 300KB would be more reasonable.

I got more info from majorgeeks.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download6187.html?2012-08-10

"Limitations: Offers to install branded toolbar."

The Interwebs are filled with limitless humor.

I wonder if somewhere, in a parallel universe, they
don't have toolbars. Man, I'd love to live there...

Paul
You forgot about parallel bars...and so soon after the Olympics...
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I wanted something monolithic Metz could use.
I have to ask...

Do you mean

"something that could be used by monolithic Metz"

or

"something monolithic that could be used by Metz"?

:)
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Wow. The 3-line batch file I posted earlier (using Gene Bloch's code)
really puts this to shame, and that's before you consider the fact
that it doesn't require a second run nor a third-party program to
manage the sorting.
I don't really deserve much credit. Like some others in this thread, I
was a bit put off (just a little bit) by Metspitzer's request[1], so my
first suggestion was too terse to be much help, partly because I ignored
the mention of more than one directory. My second idea, of course, like
the gigantic VBS script upthread, requires access to Excel (the pun is
accidental, but what the heck).

[1] He *did* say please.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

DIR /b C:\first\folder D:\second\folder | SORT > C:\results.txt
First prize for upstaging me :)

Also, thanks, Wolf, for the 'First prize' idea.

And of course, saying "upstaging" is just a joke. I also had forgotten
about the possibility of putting several arguments on the command line,
and I appreciate your classier solution.
 
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Wolf K

I have to ask...

Do you mean

"something that could be used by monolithic Metz"

or

"something monolithic that could be used by Metz"?

:)
He meant "Something monolithic _that_ Metz could use".

The ambiguity disappears when you speak it, becasue of that lovely
organiser of synatx called "intonation."
 
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Gene E. Bloch

He meant "Something monolithic _that_ Metz could use".

The ambiguity disappears when you speak it, becasue of that lovely
organiser of synatx called "intonation."
Please note the smiley that was in my post.
 
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G. Morgan

Gene E. Bloch wrote:

To Metspitzer - if you have & are familiar with Excel or another
spreadsheet program, the easiest thing to do might be to use my
suggestion in two directories to get two files, then import them into
the spreadsheet program, then sort in that program.
I was thinking the same, it would be done in 10 minutes max.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I was thinking the same, it would be done in 10 minutes max.
Yes, it's pretty easy, but I don't know if Metspitzer is comfortable
with Excel or whichever spreadsheet program he might have.
 
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Paul

Gene said:
Yes, it's pretty easy, but I don't know if Metspitzer is comfortable
with Excel or whichever spreadsheet program he might have.
And for a person who doesn't own Excel, there's OpenOffice or LibreOffice.
While they don't win big points for "compatibility" with every
Microsoft file you can throw at them, they should be good enough
for simple projects.

Paul
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I noted it. ;-)
And ;-) to you too...

Do you think that I need a new emoticon to improve the clarity of my
posts?

There are many listed here and there, but I stick to the only two that I
seem to understand :)
 
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Paul

Gene said:
First prize for upstaging me :)
Well, there should be prizes. It was a contest after all.

The job offers come later. Stay by your phone...

Paul
 
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Nil

Well, there should be prizes. It was a contest after all.

The job offers come later. Stay by your phone...
This is a good thing to feature on your resume.
 
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Philip Herlihy

DIR /b C:\first\folder D:\second\folder | SORT > C:\results.txt
Neat.

I was wondering if creating a Library including the contents of both
folders and running DIR on that might work, but this is so much neater.
I'm not as familiar with using libraries as I should be - I wonder if
that shows...
 
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Paul

Gene said:
OK, you and Paul need to stop that. You've got me laughing too much...
In a bad economy, we can always pretend potential
employers are phoning around, looking for people.

I remember when a head hunter phoned the house,
and asked if I wanted to apply for a vice-president
position at a local tech company. I guess she
*really* hadn't read my resume... Still, the phone
call made my day. I don't think I have a nice enough
looking "jeans and tee shirt", to be a VP.

Paul
 
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Char Jackson

In a bad economy, we can always pretend potential
employers are phoning around, looking for people.
Not employers, exactly, but technical recruiters call on a regular
basis. Of course, that's not related to the economy. They've been
calling for ~15-20 years, through good times and bad.
I remember when a head hunter phoned the house,
and asked if I wanted to apply for a vice-president
position at a local tech company. I guess she
*really* hadn't read my resume... Still, the phone
call made my day. I don't think I have a nice enough
looking "jeans and tee shirt", to be a VP.
I get some, too, that make me think they pulled a certain keyword out
of my resume without actually reading for content and context.
 

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